Shamrock Rovers Pre-Season Friendly Arranged


One more pre-season friendly, which makes five in total, has been arranged and it’s across the Irish Sea.

shamrock rovers

It looks like Newcastle first pre-season game will indeed be in Ireland, with a friendly match against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday, July 11th (KO  3:00 pm). Shamrock Rovers are the most successful Irish football club in history and of course are located in Dublin (where else?).

They are currently managed by former Newcastle striker Michael O’Neill, and are currently in third position in the League of Ireland Premier Division.  Shamrock Rovers play at the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin, and the Newcastle squad will spend some time at a training camp in Ireland, prior to the game against Shamrock.

That pre-season friendly game is two weeks come Saturday, and is just 10 days after the squad returns back for pre-season training a week on Wednesday.

But with no players  yet sold, until a clear-out  is achieved and some new players are brought in, it’s difficult to see how these early games will help the squad we will have for next season.

But we hope the manager (whoever he is) leaves out the 9 who we hope to sell, and gives games to  a lot of our youngsters, who will be  chomping at the bit for their chance. It will be great to see teenagers like Nile Ranger, Haris Vuckic, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, Shane Ferguson and others in action.

Other warm-up games are  Darlington (July 18), Huddersfield (July 21), Dundee United (August 2), as well as a home fixture with Leeds United (July 29).

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • tooneskimo

    Jun 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Quality

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  • Doocey

    Jun 22, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Might take a trip to that game 🙂
    Ain’t that far.

    I wouldn’t call them the most successful Irish team by any means! 🙂

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  • batty

    Jun 22, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    and its no nay never no nay never no more

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  • Big Dave

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I know portadown invited them but are still waiting to hear if they are playing the Toon, so they might take in both games hopefully

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  • reillers

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    They could have it somewhere else like. I hate Dublin, 4 hours in a feckin car to get their, wrecks my head, not to mention that they’re only going to be going on about Ronaldo’s first game, ALL the time.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if Rovers won either tbh. Lol.

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  • DJG

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #6

    News just in, NUFC vs. Blaydon grasshoppers pre-season friendly. Should be a close one.

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  • reillers

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Rovers beat Newcastle tbh honest. Lol. All in preperation for Ronaldo. FFS. I hate Dublin. Why Dublin like, 4hrs stuck in a car to go see it. A wee bit annoying if ya ask me. Could have been somewhere else, like at a better club.

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  • Joseph

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #8

    should have come down to cork would have loved that but i suppose have to settle for keanos lot. Just hope rovers arent as cheeky with the price as they are with real madrid €60 a ticket for that one (and no concessions either)

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  • jimiley

    Jun 22, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #9

    We will not be able to get rid of the lazy wasters on 70k a week. They have declared their undying love for the Toon. Pass the sick bucket. Their love could send us into administration. Thanks MA for crap ownership again. Five teams never plan for relegation. We were one of them and you can guess who the other 4 are. Brilliant Mike baby. Now I know why you are losing all your money quicker than a pro loses her panties.

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  • jimiley

    Jun 22, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #10

    There is a strong rumour that Hughton will take over as caretaker on 1st July when the players return. No sign of a quick sale. Nobody wants us, ground and all, for the same cost of the “winker.” Nice one Mike. We’ve fallen faster and further than the Titanic.

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 22, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Or alternatively,
    NUFC will be sold!..

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 22, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    should have come down to cork would have loved that but i suppose have to settle for keanos lot. Just hope rovers arent as cheeky with the price as they are with real madrid €60 a ticket for that one (and no concessions either)

    ……

    I was just looking at their site and noticed they’ve got a friendly against Real Madrid!

    Good luck to them.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Big Big,nice work football match arranging type dudes. A stern test to make sure we are totally fired up for the new season.

    Hopefully we can dress in the custard and mustard outfits for such an occasion.

    WTF is happening to my club….I have gone into wanting to smash something mode..it feels like we have dropped 3 divisions nevermind 1.

    Mike Ashley Fk off and Die you Cnt.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Are these an actual team?
    They sound GASH.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #15

    ASHLEY OUT NOW YOU FAT CK SUCKER…AND TAKE ALL THOSE PI55 WEAK 1ST TEAMERS WITH YOU THAT DON’T GIVE A FK ABOUT NUFC.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey just heard we are playing a game against High Howden Select 11…my dad is between the sticks and my uncle Dave is on the wing.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #17

    MIKE ASHLEY IF YOU ARE READING THIS KISS MY GEORDIE ARSE YOU PERVERT.

    I HOPE YOU SUFFER IMMENSE LOSSES IN YOUR FUTURE BUSINESS VENTURES TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR THREADBARE KNEES BEGGING….LIKE YOU LEFT US.

    YOU ARE A SICK MAN MR ASHLEY.
    WE WILL HAUNT YOU FOREVER.
    TOON.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 22, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Pain level has hit meltdown…..custard kits and this team of no marks as well as Leeds (who I think we will impersonate)
    WTF is going on???????????????????????????????

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  • chuck

    Jun 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #19

    So it`s Rovers and Portadownt eh!
    Coupla years ago it was what Juve and Sampdoria at home ?
    How the mighty have fallen.
    Guess next off seson it`l be Whitley Bay and Spennymoor Utd. eh !

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  • reillers

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Rangerman , Aye they do, supposedly if he plays, it’ll be Ronaldo’s first game for Real. That’s an answer for a pub quiz if ever there was one.

    On another note, agree with ya completely. They should have came down to City, (when I’m not back home up north, lol,) so I wouldn’t have to drive 4 hours up to the hole that is Dublin. The only real decent thing in Dublin is Croker.

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  • reillers

    Jun 23, 2009 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Chuck I wouldn’t be so quick to judge if I were you. Each country has it’s own league, what makes you think that Ireland’s league isn’t good. I think that Rovers good well beat Newcastle if they play anything like their form they played of late in the Premiership. A lot of good players have came from Ireland, everyone had to start somewhere. You can, and we should look because there are some excellent players, pick up some good, incredibly cheap (by the Premiership’s standards) players here. Doyle, Long..etc. A lot of Championship teams have come and bought well here.

    So I wouldn’t turn your noise up so fast if I were you.

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  • Sav

    Jun 23, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #22

    SJT, its bad timing to be getting snotty about a team of ‘no-marks’ when you’ve been watching one all season. We’ve played League of Ireland teams several times in pre-season in recent times and built up a following and network in a league where more clubs are turning for young players. – Afraid that’s just ignorance and prejudice on your part.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Sav I disagree,
    how can these be a test to see how good we are?
    Plop in my opinion…no disrespect to them.

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 23, 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #24

    Id imagaine sjt its more of a work out than a test of how good we are, its a pre season friendly,

    On the other hand be nice to go see them , tallaght only up the road from myself and cant wait to see them

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